Pancreatitis: Genetics

Description Hereditary pancreatitis is a genetic condition characterized by recurrent episodes of inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). The pancreas produces enzymes that help digest food, and it also produces insulin, a hormone that controls blood sugar levels...

Small Cell Lung Cancer: Treatment

What Is Lung Cancer? Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the lungs, it is called lung cancer. Lung cancer begins in the lungs and may spread to lymph nodes or other organs in the body, such as the brain. Cancer...

Small Cell Lung Cancer: Statistics

Statistics: In 2016, the latest year for which incidence data are available, 218,229 new cases of Lung and Bronchus cancer were reported, and 148,869 people died of Lung and Bronchus cancer in the United States. For every 100,000 people, 56 new Lung and Bronchus...

Crohn’s Disease Complications

What is Crohn’s disease? Crohn’s disease is a chronic disease that causes inflammation and irritation in your digestive tract. Most commonly, Crohn’s affects your small intestine and the beginning of your large intestine. However, the disease can affect any part of...

Appendicitis Pathophysiology

What is appendicitis? Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix. Appendicitis is the leading cause of emergency abdominal operations.1   What is the appendix? The appendix is a fingerlike pouch attached to the large intestine in the lower right area of the abdomen,...